Musicians have over the years acquired a great deal of wealth through outdoor performances and other sources of finance.
In Forbes’ newly released ranking of the highest-earning musicians of the decade, Dr. Dre tops with $950 million, with the accompanying report noting that the celebrated producer’s stake in the sold-for-billions Beats empire gives him quite the boost he needs to stay afloat.
Although it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, Dr. Dre has not only proven to the world that he is a musical genius, he has also remained relevant in his entrepreneurial endeavors.
According to Forbes, it measures the industry’s top-earning musicians annually for Celebrity 100 by looking at touring data from Pollstar, music consumption numbers from Nielsen and interviews with managers, agents and many of the stars themselves. The list doesn’t include behind-the-scenes earners such as agents, managers, and promoters, nor does it deduct living expenses or taxes.
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